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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To hold in check; to control.

Usage examples (34)
  • It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labours of peace.
  • "Johnnie, you better restrain your client before I have him muzzled."
  • The idea that the US has to "restrain" Chen is a pro-KMT staple.
  • We always think that it's the gov'ts fault for trying to 'restrain' us from hunting. for more
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